Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Facebook is 10 today – how much has changed since 2004?

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Posted on 4th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

As Facebook turned ten years old today, it occurred to me that one out of every six people on the planet now has a Facebook profile. Facebook is now reported to have more than 1.2 billion users out of the world’s 7.2 billion people. This achievement is stunning, particularly when one considers that this ‘social […]

Pacemakers to power plants: is nothing safe?

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Posted on 11th Dec 2013 by in M2m

Those reading the world’s news bulletins over the past few weeks could be forgiven for asking themselves the question, ‘is nothing safe anymore?’. From Dick Cheney’s pacemaker to the power plants that supply the very lifeblood of our global economy, reports emerging recently have given the impression that almost anything is now vulnerable to attack. […]

Smart ID cards for smart South African citizens

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Posted on 30th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

As the former President of South Africa recovers in hospital, having fought for and overseen the breakdown of apartheid in his country, it’s somehow fitting that Mr Mandela was among the first to receive the country’s new identification (ID) smart cards recently. Coinciding with International Nelson Mandela Day, other notable recipients of the smart technology […]

LTE advances demand increased – and award-winning – security

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Posted on 28th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

The recent prediction from research consultancy IDATE that there will be 1 billion LTE subscribers globally by 2015 shows us how the world of mobile WiFi is evolving faster than ever before.  This world is not only evolving, but also growing rapidly as we can see considerable development in the US as Verizon Wireless have […]

M2M World Congress: The importance of trust in the M2M ecosystem

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Posted on 5th Jun 2013 by in M2m

Machine to machine communications is a hot topic. There is a whole conference dedicated to the topic: M2M World Congress London. Held recently in London from 25th -26th April, it focused on the different experiences that industry players are having in deploying M2M. Mobile network operators were omnipresent, with the likes of EE, Telefónica, Orange, […]

Embracing permission-based marketing in Asia

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Posted on 4th Apr 2013 by in Telecom

The term ‘permission-based marketing’ is well-known in many regions around the world. Popularized by marketing guru Seth Godin, it has helped brands overcome the issue of being interruptive in their engagement with consumers. We have touched on this several times on this blog, looking at how to encourage customer loyalty and ensure consumer privacy, sharing […]

Moving Closer to Trusted Identities on the Internet

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Posted on 1st Oct 2012 by in Corporate

The move towards a trusted Internet identity ecosystem is getting closer: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $9 million to five pilot programs for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) initiative.  According to NIST, the pilots will include new solutions, models, and/or frameworks for healthcare, online media, retail, […]

Happy First Anniversary NSTIC! What’s Ahead for Year Two?

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Posted on 24th Apr 2012 by in Corporate

This month marks the first anniversary for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) here in the US. They always say, “The first year is the hardest,” but NSTIC has done remarkably well so far.  Now is a good time to look back at what’s happened in the first year, and what lies […]

What does our future identity look like?

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Posted on 14th Mar 2012 by in Corporate

Facebook and Google have been under the spotlight recently for the way they deal with online identities. These are just some of the most high profile examples, but have helped drive heightened awareness of our online identities and privacy settings. This week’s SXSWi is understandably awash with debates about what the future might look like […]

Can Smart Cards Save the Medicare System 30 Billion Dollars Per Year?

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Posted on 3rd Oct 2011 by in Corporate

Fraudulent claims and identity theft are widely known as the bane of the Medicare system, as it suffers more than $60 billion in fraud every year through practices like phantom billing and durable medical equipment fraud.   The system in place pays first, and then chases the fraud after the fact.  Wouldn’t it be better to […]